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Nancy Shackelford

Nancy Shackelford - Environmental Studies

Assistant professor & director Restoration of Natural Systems

Environmental Studies

Office: DTB A129 250-472-4387
PhD (Community Ecology) 2018, University of Victoria
Area of expertise:
Community ecology, ecosystem restoration, plant systems

Office Hours

By appointment only.


  • restoration science
  • ecological theory in applied practice
  • functional ecology
  • seed ecology
  • knowledge mobilization and synthesis
  • data management and analysis
  • community-engaged research

About Nancy Shackelford

In addition to being an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies, I am the Academic Director of the Restoration of Natural Systems Program in Continuing Studies. I was born and raised in West Texas, in traditional Jumano and Apache territory. I've been an uninvited guest in these territories for around ten years. My experience with restoration is diverse, from the scrubby woodlands of Texas, to the grasslands of Colorado, to the amazing cedar and fir forests on our local coastline. I have a deep, abiding, unshakeable love for data, knowledge, and leveraging our shared work to continually enhance restoration outcomes. I gravitate towards terrestrial restoration in experimental and observational western science frameworks, but am continually expanding my integration of the human sides of restoration and supportively collaborating with worldviews other than my own.

Accepting Grad Students?

Nancy is accepting graduate students.